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Old Feb 27, 2012, 08:38 PM
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Let's Take a Costa Cruise... NOT!


Looks like Costa is having another bad day but at least this vessel hasn't ended up on the rocks.

Fire leaves cruise ship adrift in pirate-infested Indian Ocean

http://www.suntimes.com/news/world/1...ian-ocean.html
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 08:53 PM
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Looks like Costa is having another bad day but at least this vessel hasn't ended up on the rocks.
Anyway, not yet---.
Old Feb 27, 2012, 08:55 PM
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When I first saw a photo of Allegra, I thought it a weird looking ship & now I understand why.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Allegra
Old Feb 28, 2012, 09:59 AM
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Like cats, these ships have nine lives. I expect that when business falls off, she'll
revert back to carrying containers. In the end, she will mysteriously sink while being towed to the shipbreakers.
Old Feb 28, 2012, 10:52 AM
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I'll bet that you could cut some really super deals right now on future Costa cruises---.

That is if they even HAVE a future---.
Old Feb 28, 2012, 12:17 PM
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next we'll hear that the ship towing the costa allegra gets taken by pirates!
Old Feb 28, 2012, 12:39 PM
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next we'll hear that the ship towing the costa allegra gets taken by pirates!
And they give the Allegra back.
Old Feb 28, 2012, 01:13 PM
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If you have the time, and are interested in how a fire can put out power ship wide, and
the trouble it can create, then take a moment to read the BLOG by John Heald.

He was cruise director aboard the Carnival Splendor when it suffered a fire
off the coast of Mexico. Cold meals were the least of their problems.  

http://johnhealdsblog.com/2010/11/12...-water-part-1/

http://johnhealdsblog.com/2010/11/12...-water-part-2/

http://johnhealdsblog.com/2010/11/12...-water-part-3/

http://johnhealdsblog.com/2010/11/13...-water-part-4/

http://johnhealdsblog.com/2010/11/15...-water-part-5/

http://johnhealdsblog.com/2010/11/16...final-chapter/

Old Feb 28, 2012, 03:47 PM
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I heard that changing the name of a ship was asking for bad luck. This one's on about its 4th name....
Old Feb 28, 2012, 06:50 PM
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Fishing boat or tugboat?

French tuna seiner... and a second one from the same company coming in to help... a couple tugs from the Seychelles are on hand too, but probably not welcome- he who gets there first and completes the tow, gets the salvage payout!


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Old Feb 28, 2012, 06:59 PM
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I heard that changing the name of a ship was asking for bad luck. This one's on about its 4th name....
that is legend, I disagree though, for the exception of one boat, every one I've worked on has been renamed, one boat 6 times! the boat was built in 1953 and is still floating, I wont say its going strong.
Old Feb 28, 2012, 07:52 PM
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Fire's happen, and the fact that the ship,still looks like a ship ..Say's something to how the crew reacted..
This was an unfortunate circumstance..

The Costa Concordia was a pissing contest between two (socalled) Captains to see who had the biggest nads.

No-doubt Costa will be hurting over this,If they are smart they would remind the public of the difference.
Old Feb 28, 2012, 08:25 PM
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If you have the time, and are interested in how a fire can put out power ship wide, and
the trouble it can create, then take a moment to read the BLOG by John Heald.

Thank you Umi, that was quite an interesting story.
Old Feb 29, 2012, 07:18 AM
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If you have the time, and are interested in how a fire can put out power ship wide, and
the trouble it can create, then take a moment to read the BLOG by John Heald.

He was cruise director aboard the Carnival Splendor when it suffered a fire
off the coast of Mexico. Cold meals were the least of their problems.  

http://johnhealdsblog.com/2010/11/12...-water-part-1/

http://johnhealdsblog.com/2010/11/12...-water-part-2/

http://johnhealdsblog.com/2010/11/12...-water-part-3/

http://johnhealdsblog.com/2010/11/13...-water-part-4/

http://johnhealdsblog.com/2010/11/15...-water-part-5/

http://johnhealdsblog.com/2010/11/16...final-chapter/

Great read Umi. Thanks!
Old Feb 29, 2012, 03:33 PM
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ok a sinking will harm the image but the company can recover

a fire on a ship, again the company could recover,

but to have both within 2 months of eachother, the media are having a field day! that WILL harm the company


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